A fine and rare French Louis XV period, carved, walnut console table attributed to Pierre Hache. The console table has a rouge royal marble top. Pierre Hache was known for his talent in carved furniture. He began working for his father, Thomas Hache, in 1725. During a ten-year period between 1735 and 1745, he was commissioned to make beautiful consoles for important residences and public buildings. These consoles all share typical ornamentation.
This particular console is related to the gilded console in Pierre and Françoise Rouge’s recent book, Le génie des HACHE, Editions Faton, 2005, pp. 392 (once owned by Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques). The carving is the same on the apron and feet. The double c-shaped molding on the legs and the two garland of lily-of-the-valley are recurrent in the Louis XIV and Régence production of both Thomas and Pierre Hache.
The exceptional marble is of the period and is cut on all four sides. There is question as to whether or not it was intentionally cut this way for a center table but used on this particular table or if the marble is a replacement.
Vetted Antique Shows/Fairs
Palm Beach | America’s International Fine Art and Antiques Fair, West Palm Beach, FL, 2007
Pierre Hache, Grenoble, France
Private Collection, France
Françoise Rouge, Paris, France
Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques, Charleston, South Carolina